REVIEW 1992 TO 2021
STATE OF THE BAY REPORTS
STATE OF CASCO BAY
Every five years, Casco Bay Estuary Partnership gathers and analyzes the best available data on water quality, land use, habitat coverage, and other key indicators to assess the Bay’s health. We present the findings in State of the Bay reports that share vital information used by stakeholders and decision-makers to protect and enhance the condition of the Bay.
State of Casco Bay, 6th Edition marks nearly thirty years of science and monitoring efforts that have greatly improved understanding of the Bay and documented three decades of change. It presents findings for nineteen indicators organized in three groups: Drivers & Stressors, Condition of the Bay, and Human Connections. Together, these interrelated indicators provide a framework for understanding the causes and outcomes of change in the Bay and for implementing effective solutions.
The entire report may be viewed and downloaded as a printer-friendly PDF file. Individual chapters may be viewed online by clicking on chapter titles in the Table of Contents below. Buttons at the bottom of each chapter’s web page provide options to view/download a pdf of that chapter, see supplementary information, or go to the data repository.
The keynote speech presented by CBEP Director Curtis Bohlen at the November 2022 Maine Stormwater Conference is available here.
DRIVERS & STRESSORS
What’s Affecting the Bay?
CONDITION OF THE BAY
How Is the Bay Doing?
What’s Being Done?
See highlights of State of Casco Bay findings pertaining to each region:
If you would like to receive a printed State of Casco Bay report, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This document has been funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Cooperative Agreements #CE00A00348-0 and #CE00A00662-0 with the University of Southern Maine.
Suggested citation: Casco Bay Estuary Partnership. State of Casco Bay, 6th Edition (2021).